Sarcolestes was a herbivore. It lived in the Jurassic period and inhabited Europe. Its fossils have been found in places such as England (United Kingdom).

Quick facts about Sarcolestes:

  • Existed from Callovian Age to Oxfordian Age
  • Lived in a terrestrial habitat
  • Was a herbivore
  • Reproduced by laying eggs
  • 2 different specimens have been found by paleontologists

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Sarcolestes was described by the following scientific paper(s):
  • R. Lydekker. 1893. On the jaw of a new carnivorous dinosaur from the Oxford Clay of Peterborough. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London 49:284-287
  • P. M. Galton. 1983. Sarcolestes leedsi Lydekker, an ankylosaurian dinosaur from the Middle Jurassic of England. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Monatshefte 1983(3):141-155